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IMPACT STORIES

Learn how Sebastian Ojeda, participant in the course “Using spatial data for biodiversity ", will apply the knowledge gained in the course to contribute to spatial data research in Colombia.

Learn how Rachel Hufton of Aspiring Biodiversity Trust is applying skills from the self-paced course "Communicating the Value of Biodiversity" to develop a biodiversity communication plan to strengthen collaborative relationships and restore the indigenous threatened species of New Zealand.

Learn how Nandar Nwe of WWF Myanmar applied the knowledge gained in the “Protected Areas and Sustainable Development” course to contribute to the Healthy River Project in the Dawna-Tenasserim Landscape.

Learn how Fekri Al-Muafa of UNDP Yemen is planning to apply the skills gained in the MOOC "Designing a Multidimensional Poverty Index" as his team works to restore Yemeni livelihoods in the time of unprecedented socio-economic vulnerability.

Learn how Theresa Endy of Days for Girls applied concepts from the self-paced courses "Sustainable consumption and production" and "Gender equality" to decrease sanitary product waste, increase school attendance rates, and raise awareness of gender-based discrimination in Papua New Guinea.

Engaging students in urban sustainable development

Learn why Dr. García Escamilla from the Autonomous University of Nuevo León decided to incorporate the self-paced course "Protected Areas and Sustainable Development" into his Urban Studies curriculum to link biodiversity conservation and community health.

Reflecting women’s role in nature conservation through photography

Bernardo Salce is a professional photographer and environmentalist who documents the intrinsic relationships between culture, nature, and society. Bernardo has a long-standing passion for biodiversity conservation...

Conducting research to build adaptive capacity to climate change in Bangladesh

Adnan Qader is a research officer at the International Center for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) working at the intersection of climate change and natural resource conflicts in Dhaka, Bangladesh...

Integrating transboundary conservation into education in Kenya

John Kithinji Nahashon is an agriculture and biology teacher in Kenya working on the intersection of social well-being and biodiversity conservation...

Unpacking Local Green Economy Career Opportunities in South Africa

The EcoFutures Programme partners with UNDP to offer a Sustainable Consumption and Production course to youth in South Africa...

Conserving the Páramo ecosystem in Ecuador

A high mountain ecosystem situated between 3,200 and 4,200 metres above sea level, Páramo functions like a sponge, absorbing and storing large volumes of freshwater...

Designing a resilience assessment in East Las Vegas

Lucía Cortez, participant of Introduction to Resilience MOOC, designs a resilience assessment to raise awareness about environment protection in her community in Las Vegas, Nevada...

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TESTIMONIALS

The MOOC was extremely valuable in helping me understand resilience thinking and NBSAPs and how they related to the SDGs and the Paris Agreement. There are many synergies that need to be considered, and this MOOC will enable me to include this in a synergistic way with the Paris Agreement goals.

Debora Ley

IPCC, United States

The courses I have taken have significantly improved my knowledge of managing resilient ecosystems and protected areas in the adverse dynamic changes of the climate. The multi-cultural environment of the course was a pleasant experience that enabled me to be more confident and learn from others.

Richard N. Sam

Institute of International Forestry and Forest Products, Germany

Where I live, tourism is the base of the economy. After this course, it is now clearer that my city doesn’t have to renounce to tourism. Instead we, citizens, must engage as local stakeholders in developing a more resilient thinking with which we can remain open and ready to cope with the needs of change, adaptation and transformation.

Ana Celis

Universidad del Caribe, Mexico

I’m thankful for the course. It was well-organized and provided me with the key concepts and a clear view about how to create a resilience assessment and design the optimal framework that brings more participation and solutions toward desirable options than I had ever seen.


Lucía Cortez

Botanist, United States

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